William

William meaning and origin

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, French, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Will Desire, Will and Protect
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Loved and Evergreen unisex name William is used notably in Faroese, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, English, French and Norwegian which came from Germanic and Old High German, meaning of William is "Resolute Protector, Will-helmet or Protect". William is resulted from Guillaume. Guillaume is variant form of noteworthy and conifer William. Guillaume is French cognate of Wilhelm. Also Guillaume is French equivalent of Willihelm. Guillaume means Helmet, Desire and Composition is originated from Old High German and Germanic. William is German, English and Dutch cognate of William. Also William is English cognate of Wilhelm. The name is celebrated on the 10 of January.

Variants of William

Bille, Billa, Birger, Williams, Williamjames, Wilhelm, James, Willihelm

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Popularity of William

William was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 4132904 babies have been named William since 1880. When at its peak in 1880, the moniker grabbed the 2nd spot and 66977 baby boys were given the name. However after 278 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still dominating the charts. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 5 baby names an astounding 80 times Also, William was among the very popular names in England and Wales. Since emerging in 1996 around 106143 babies have been given the name. At its zenith in 2006, it ranked 7th when 5287 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 24 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still performing better than most of the names. Moreover, the name has been to the top 10 baby names 15 times Also, a popular name in Ireland with over 20295 new-borns have been given the name since 1964. Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1964, the moniker grabbed the 8th spot and 1000 baby boys were given the name. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 10 baby names 9 times Also, a popular name in France with over 75542 new-borns have been given the name since 1900. At its zenith in 1998, the moniker grabbed the 51st spot and 1603 baby boys were given the name. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 100 baby names an astounding 81 times Also, a popular name in Denmark having over 11504 recievers in 23 years of usage. Currently the moniker is on a rise, in 2012, 806 girls were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 1st position. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 5 baby names 12 times Also, William was among the popular names in Sweden. Since emerging in 1998 around 12482 babies have been given the moniker. At its zenith in 2003, 1255 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 1st position. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 12 years. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 5 baby names 9 times Also, a popular name in New South Wales having over 29456 recievers in 67 years of usage. When at the peak of its usage in 2009, 763 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 1st position. Moreover, the given name has been to the top 5 baby names 17 times Also, William was among the popular names in Queensland. Since emerging in 1960 around 15134 babies have been given the moniker. At its zenith in 2009, the moniker grabbed the 1st spot and 567 baby boys were given the name. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 60 years but still dominating the charts. Moreover, the first name has been to the top 5 baby names 14 times Also, a popular name in Victoria with over 5664 new-borns have been given the name since 2008. When at the peak of its usage in 2008, the moniker grabbed the 1st spot and 574 baby boys were given the name. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 5 baby names 12 times

William is common in Switzerland where over 1176 new-borns have been given the name since 1998. Currently the name is hotter than ever, it ranked 75th when 108 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, William is common in Belgium where over 3590 new-borns have been given the name since 1995. When at the peak of its usage in 2016, 199 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 39th position. Also, William used to be a common name in Western Australia, first appeared in 1930 and over 5692 babies have been given the name in 34 years. When at the peak of its usage in 1932,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 34 years but it is still going strong. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 5 baby names 25 times

William is a familiar baby name in Netherlands, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 300 names. In 2015, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 214 on boy names chart when 75 babies were given the name William. Over 285 people have been named William in Netherlands. In Northern Territory, William is a unique name where it has been in use since 2003 and has secured the place in top 100 names. In 2008, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 1 on boy names chart when 34 babies were named William. Over 346 people have been named William in Northern Territory.

However things change on global perspective, William is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in, Colombia, Canada, Uganda, Philippines, Scotland and South Africa. Also the baby name is popular in Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Venezuela, Australia, Northern Ireland, Peru, Malawi, South Sudan, Zambia, Nigeria, Sudan, Ecuador, Wales, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Malaysia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cameroon, Liberia, Angola, DR Congo, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, El Salvador, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, New Zealand, India, Congo, Central African Republic, China, Italy, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Haiti, Bangladesh, Chile and Burundi. At least, 6200000 people globally have carried William as their given name according to our estimate.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
2018314516973710
2017314904648518
2016315668635719
2015515863758015
2014516798560623
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What numbers say about William?

Perhaps it's because you are so kind it makes selfish and evil people sick. It seems like cruel, evil, and trickery people can't hang around you for too long. You desire to enjoy material things in life such as money, expensive cars, clothing, and latest technology. Not everyone wants to change the world as you do. Not everyone will be there to help you when you need a hand, just like you are there for everyone.

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Namesakes of William

    William Crossing, writer and chronicler of Dartmoor and the lives of its inhabitants
  • William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, British statesman of the Whig group
  • William Jardine, Scottish physician and merchant
  • William Seward Burroughs I, American inventor born in Rochester, New York
  • William Ames, English Protestant divine, philosopher
  • William Abbot, English actor
  • William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman and Liberal Party politician
  • William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, British Whig statesman
  • William Byrd, English composer of the Renaissance
  • William McMahon, Australian politician
  • William Strunk Jr., William Strunk Jr
  • William Dobson, portraitist and one of the first notable English painters
  • William McCrea, English astronomer and mathematician
  • William Pitt the Younger, prominent British Tory statesman of the late 18th and early 19th centuries
  • William R. King, American politician and diplomat
  • William Walton, English composer
  • William Clowes, printer
  • William King, English poet
  • William Caxton, English merchant, diplomat, and writer
  • William Jacob Baer,
  • William Harrison, English clergyman
  • William Schutz, American psychologist
  • William Forbes Skene, Scottish lawyer, historian and antiquary
  • William Crookes, British chemist and physicist
  • William Alston, American philosopher
  • William Withering, English botanist, geologist, chemist
  • William Shockley, William Bradford Shockley Jr
  • William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon
  • William of Ockham, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian
  • William Paley, English clergyman, Christian apologist
  • William, was Archbishop of Mainz
  • William Herschel, German-British astronomer
  • William Lipscomb, William Nunn Lipscomb Jr
  • William H. Riker, American political scientist
  • William Thurston, American mathematician
  • William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician
  • William of Tyre, medieval prelate and chronicler
  • William Ramsay, Scottish chemist
  • William Harvey, In 1973
  • William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor
  • William Stokoe, William C. Stokoe Jr
  • William Morris Davis, American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist
  • William Anders, retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer
  • William James, American philosopher and psychologist
  • William Smith, English geologist
  • William Henry Perkin, British chemist and entrepreneur best
  • William Wollaston, school teacher, Church of England priest, scholar of Latin
  • William Sealy Gosset, English statistician
  • William Godwin, English journalist
  • William Osler, Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • William M. Tweed, —was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall
  • William Kidd, Scottish sailor
  • William Jones, Anglo-Welsh philologist
  • William Shakespeare, -->bapt
  • William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor
  • William Barnes, English writer, poet, Church of England priest
  • William Gibson, American-Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk
  • William Blake, English poet, painter, and printmaker
  • William Morris, British textile designer, poet, novelist
  • William Henry Harrison, William Henry Harrison Sr
  • William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Scots-Irish mathematical physicist and engineer
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King, dominant Canadian political leader
  • William Empson, English literary critic and poet
  • William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, serving
  • William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States and the tenth chief justice of the United States
  • William Allen, Democratic Representative
  • William Randolph Hearst, William Randolph Hearst Sr
  • William Saroyan, Armenian-American novelist, playwright
  • William S. Burroughs, American writer and visual artist
  • William Marsh Rice, American businessman
  • William McGonagall, Scottish weaver, poet and actor
  • William Faulkner, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate
  • William Wallace, Scottish knight
  • William Bligh, officer of the Royal Navy and a colonial administrator
  • William Goldman, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
  • William the Lion, "the Rough"
  • William the Conqueror, first Norman King of England

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